YSRCP chief Jagan’s clear assurance on reservation has somewhat pacified the Kapu community in East Godavari district. Telugu Desam party had thought that Jagan’s remarks will help it but after his latest clarification on Kapu reservation there were chaos in the party. TDP tried to take mileage from Jagan’s statement that the issue of Kapu reservation is in the Centre’s purview and not related to him and hence he can’t give clear assurance. Jagan padyatra is getting good response in East Godavari district. TDP had not anticipated this.
Intelligence had reported to Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu that Jagan’s padyatra is successfully going ahead and people in thousands are attending his meetings. Some second rung leaders also left the TDP adding to the party’s problems. At this stage, TDP was happy that Jagan’s remarks on Kapu reservation will help it. From Chandrababu to the leaders at the lowest level, all repeatedly condemned Jagan’s remarks and described him as a betrayer of Kapus.
However with Jagan’s clarification on the issue and his statement that he is committed to Kapu reservation, TDP tried to give new twist by stating that nobody among Kapus would believe him. A leader of YSRCP told ‘Telugu Post’ that with Jagan’s clarification, his padyatra is receiving tremendous response which is beyond anybody’s imagination. YSRCP leaders say that Chandrababu had passed a resolution in the legislature on Kapu reservation and sent it to Centre but till now that is till Jagan’s statement on Kapu reservation, he did not even consider the issue.
When Jagan said that Kapu reservations is in not in his hands, Kapu leaders and youth tried to stop his padyatra at various places in East Godavari district. However, with his latest statement, they are now installing his flexis and inviting Jagan to their villages. They are welcoming Jagan’s statement that he will implement Kapu reservation while ensuring that there is no loss to BCs. YSRCP leader claimed that by announcing that if YSRCP comes to power Rs.10,000 crore will be given to Kapu Corporation, Jagan has made a place for himself among Kapus. Mudragada Padmanabham said he welcome Jagan’s statement. Overall, it is being said that Jagan has checked the TDP’s strategy.